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're doing works for them and for the country. joining me now is jamal simmons and michelle cottle for the daily beast. she wrote an article, joe biden the listener. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> good to be here. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me go to you first. what about this relationship works so well? >> very early on it was established that makes a great compliment for obama. but also persona. he's kind of warmer and more emotional than the president who's seen as cool and cerebral. highway has a lot of inside the beltway experience especially when it comes to dealing with capitol hill which president obama does not like to go up there a lot. and he plays a mean kind of inside game with careful negotiations whether it's the fiscal cliff or dealing with iraq or any number of diplomatic issues like dealing with the incoming chinese president. he's called on to handle these assignments. and it's worked out pretty well for the obama administration in a lot of different areas. >> now, jamal, a good manager knows how to deal with his team. and you know the president's
that's the way a black pom should be p portrayed. michelle obama is so iconic. she's the combination of the woman next door but such a style icon and a jackie o. figure for african-americans. watching her interact with the kids. watching this family that are at once so normal but in a way sort of grand. they are sort of kennedy-like. i just love it and i just love watching it and to people i have spoken with that are here are so consumed. african-americans are so proud of -- >> i think this is one of the most important legacies of the obama presidency, that visual images are so powerful. >> look at him right now. >> so see an african-american family charmingly filling the roles of head of state, first family of the united states. to see them walk across the white house lawn and get on the helicopter to go to camp david or to see them there in the reviewing stand and watch the girls interact with their friends. these images i think change the machinery in our heads, and they give us a view of what is possible in this country that we didn't have before. they teach us something about ou
-sponsor the bill with michele bachmann when it was introduced? >> against i've only voted a couple times. i wasn't here i believe when it came throughivities it was the first bill introduced in the 113th, michele bachmann's former repeal of obama care, apparently has no co-sponsors. >> i'll have to go back, if we can jump on that, i will definitely be on that 100%. >> have you had a chance to meet michele bachmann and other tea party leaders witness the party? >> yes, sir, i have. >> what is your take? is the goal to work more cohesively within the new 113th and the republican caucus in general? or is it to be more, again, looking for the accountability that you are, probably a little more obstinate? >> no, i think what you'll see out of the 113th congress is we will come together, we will have better consensus and a better message action a clearer message when we come out of the conference and you'll see more unanimity -- sometimes that word is hard for me -- but more people behind that and promoting that. i think you'll see that out of the 113th congress from the people i've talked to. >> all
of freedom. >> by the president's side all day was his wife, michelle, the first lady. who is becoming a political force in washington. president obama calls first lady michelle obama his reality check, his moral voice and his best friend. over the past four years, she's been a trusted advisor and she's found her own voice dedicated herself to a let's move campaign to fight childhood obesity and hond n honoring the men and women who served this country in her joining forces initiative. her most visible role came on the campaign trail. >> even if you don't start out with much, you know, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, then you should be able to build a desent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and your grand kipds. we believe in an america where we all understand that none of us gets where we are on our own. none of us. that there is -- there's always a community of people lifting us up when we treat everyone, everyone with dignity and respect from the teachers who inspire us to the janitors who keep our schools clean. >> so with his wife's suppo
, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant vent of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. >> that is so cute. >>> the world will be watching as president obama lays out his plans for the next four years and he set the bar high saying abraham lincoln's second inaugural is the most like he would like to emulate. danielle leigh is at the center of it all. >> reporter: good morning. it was a couple minutes ago that we saw the first people begin arriving for this public ceremony later this morning. we're expecting up to 800,000 people to crowd on to the national mall where i'm standing to watch history in the making. president obama taking the oath of office for the final time. all along where i'm standing there are big screens to help people get as close a view as possible, even as they are prodded several blocks back from where the ceremony is actually taking place. the president won't be sworn in until just before noon. the ceremony does begin much sooner, closer to 9:30. people are
hudson, serenading president obama and first lady michelle obama as they danced tonight at the official inaugural ball, and the first lady wearing a custom-made ring by jewelry designer kim mcdonald, shoes designed by jimmy choo. at the end of the inaugural festivities, the accompanying accessories will go to the national archive. archives. "first look" is up next. >>> good tuesday morning. some of the best and most memorable moments from president obama's second inauguration. >>> england's prince harry speaks out on his family, killing taliban insurgents and those naked pictures. >>> and nasty weather hitting much of the country straight ahead on "first look." >>> good morning. as washington catches its collective breath from the pomp and pageanpageantry, this morni questions about the debt ceiling, gun control and how to get congress to work together. we'll get to that. but last night it was all about celebrating the second term of the 44th president of the united states of america. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they wowed the crowd at the inaugural balls. president ob
have time for this, michelle obama versus beyonce. do we have that image? do we have those? all right. let's go ahead and show this video. i wanted to get you guys on this. lot of people are talking about who did it best. michelle obama or beyonce. ben? >> you know, i'm going to get in trouble either way. look -- >> walk it down the middle. >> i think it's working for both of them. >> joy-ann, i will ask you. beyonce, kelly clarkson. >> you know what, see, i hate to do this as well. i think kelly clarkson finished that song really well but beyonce gave fierce throughout. i thought she worked it. i thought she worked the whole performance overall. i have to give it to her. >> mark, i will ask you this. who do you think did it better, the better couple of the evening, the hammers or thomas roberts and patrick abner, if you take a look at this picture. we were on a double date last night. with hammer and his beautiful wife stephanie. only at the inaugural could this happen. >> bring the hammer back. i love it. >> he's such a nice guy. >> too legit lives on. >> too legit to quit. they wer
, first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house says the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant in washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo, featuring new bangs in a twitter picture posted online. we'll see if it's featured during the next several days of inaugural festivities. >>> the preparations and parties for the president's big day are well under way. nbc's traci potts has the details. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there are going to be a lot of people here in washington. we're expecting between 600,000 and 800,000. while that pales in comparison to the nearly 200 million we saw four years ago. hotels are certainly filling up, and security is a big concern. it's a big issue. the secret service has 100 stations planted around the city, at least so far. 42 different agencies involved in that, keeping in mind they have to secure not only the national mall where everyone will gather for the ceremony, but the entire parade route t
michelle flournoy that he could have chosen. i believe we got to keep pressure on him. because i think this is really important. >> anybody you know that's equally qualified. name some people you know who are equally qualified to the people he named to the top jobs who are women? >> susan rice was. >> equally qualified as john kerry? >> i think so. >> fair enough. >> she was just one. michelle flournoy would have been. >> i think they were just pushing against kerry. against hagel. >> against hagel and be a con train to the president. >> one of the most important people in the president's inner circle in the first term was nancy-ann deparle. had it not been for her they wouldn't have passed the health care bill. she was absolutely indispensable. she's leaving, however. >> the great irony is nobody's more powerful in the inner circle than a woman. valerie jarrett. he's known her a long time. she was an executive in chicago. he knows her well. this is an argument we'll have in america and we should always. >> and we'll judge him by the final results. i'll put that out there. >> thank you
as well as his prowess as a fighter. >>> the other big birthday? first lady michelle obama is 49. another michelle says happy bir birthday to a beautiful and inspiring person. and mario says 49? let's see the birth certificate. she looks more like 29. we've got two first lady surprises for a birthday to reveal later in the show. stick around. but, first, we want you to share your thoughts with us. please head over to facebook and search politics nation and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. ltima is a better car than camry. to argue would be rude. nissan altima. with moving-object detection. lease now. just $199 per month. visit choosenissan.com. road and track called sentra an economy car minus the look and feel of an economy car. wonder how civic and corolla look and feel about that. the all-new nissan sentra, with best-in-class mpg. lease for $169 per month. visit choosenissan.com. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech mas
and first lady michelle obama as they danced tonight at the official inaugural ball, and the first lady wearing a custom-made ring by jewelry designer kim mcdonald, shoes designed by jimmy choo. at the end of the inaugural festivities, the accompanying accessories will go to the national archive. but you are going to stay here, because the second inaugural ball continues through the night. now it is time for lawrence o'donnell with "the last word." thank you for joining us, thank you for staying with us. >> on this, our 28th observance, we held the inauguration of the president. >> welcome to the capitol and to this celebration of our great democracy. >> after a divided first four years, he starts anew. >> i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> the celebration, the tradition, is really important. >> an inaugural is obviously history. >> there is a strong theme of civil rights. >> america's possibilities are limitless. it is now our generation's task to carry on. >> this speech was about an action plan. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or treat name-calling as debate
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nolan of minnesota, congresswoman michelle grisham of new mexico, congresswoman lois frankel of florida, and congressman mark pocan of wisconsin. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on monday he may be confronting a fundamentally different political dynamic in the new congress. just yesterday house republican leaders backed away from threats to use the federal debt ceiling to force cuts in spending agreeing to vote on a new debt limit increase that will last until mid april. the house republicans' new plan would give congress time to pass a budget for the next fiscal year. if no budget is passed house republicans say they'll withhold members' pay. in a statement house majority leader eric cantor said, quote, we must pay our bills and responsibly budget for our future. next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt increase to give the senate and house time to pass the budget. furthermore if they fail to pass a budget in that time members of congress will not be paid by the american people for failing to do their job. no budget no pay. the president's a
and have found it firm. >> let's bring in our friday gaggle michelle bernard from the bernard center for women, politics, and public policy. amy walter the naleid itor for the political report and ruth marcus of "the washington post." ruth, the second inaugurals. it is interesting when you heard the snippets from reagan, clinton, bush, they were trying to get the message they believe the voters sent them for why they're there into their inaugural. >> that's right. >> president obama has two messages to pick from. one is hey you're there to make, go make washington work but you're also there to protect the middle class. that is the two messages. which is in the inaugural or are both? >> well, i think if i were president obama i might go more for message number two because message number one we kind of tried that and we might have a little bit of cynicism about it. you don't have to choose between messages as our former president clinton might say a false choice. so he'll talk a little bit about trying to overcome divisions, that is sort of the classic rhetoric of inaugurals first and
you think? >> i think michelle obama -- look, we know from various accounts that she has maintained a very specific image. she wants to portray that of a strong african-american woman, clothing has been very much a part, a bedrock piece of that image. i thought that every designer that she chooses, she chooses for a reason. she'll wear british designers when the moment calls for british designers. it's a day to celebrate america. she's wearing a thom browne ensemble. reed krakoff is the an american designer. you know, michelle obama also has a sense of playfulness. she's wearing, as rachel pointed out, aubergine gloves with a darker colored jacket. she gets it. there's been a lot of talk about the haircut. that's a decision to break out of her mold, to go forward, to be her own person. that's are all -- style is often trumpeted or denigrated as superfluous, but with her she's scrutinized on a level where it is meaningful and it's also a choice. it's as much a social and political statement as it is a fashion choice. >> tell me about thom browne. allentown, pennsylvania, right? i nev
, michelle obama. i, i'm so in love with you >> jennifer hudson wasn't the only one serenading the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later. >> when i watched out of the house this morning, 16 balmy degrees. now, peter, let's talk about yesterday. a huge day in washington, a huge day for the president. let's talk about how he handled yeste
. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> first lady michelle obama dazzles in a jason wu gown at the inaugural balls. >>> well, the daily show correspondents get a bang out of the first lady's stylish new do. i. >> i thought the speech really helped frame the president's jaebd. >> i'm assuming you are referring to your new bangs. >> you mean my b-b-b-bangs? >> i think we're slightly dust racketed by your -- >> by my b-b-bangs? >> yes. >> i don't care for this new b-b-b banged america? >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell. having a little fun there. live in washington where president obama entering his second term facing some tough economic choices. in his inaugural address, he served notice he will not accept any budget deal that damages his view of the safety net. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our nation. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> it's nice to say as the president did yest
to the jaunty walks along pennsylvania avenue by barack and michelle and the wild and woolly greetings of vice president joe biden. we're all part of this. they were shouting we're in this together and we're going to act together and we're going to try to open dialogue with those who would be our enemies abroad. we're not looking for another war this time and under this president we're looking for a way to avoid one. because these wars as we've all learned the hard way are a lot easier to start than to finish. let's start with this astounding presidential embrace of the ongoing american revolution from lexington and concord to seneca falls, selma, and stonewall. sam stein covers politics for "the huffington post," and stephanie schriock is president of emily's list. let's start with the message of inclusion and community in the president's address yesterday. many have noticed his preference for three iconic places with historic significance in the fight for american rights. let me run through them. first, seneca falls, new york, where in 1848 elizabeth cady stanton and others led a historic co
was pulled out. >>> japan's top two airlines clipped the wings of the problem-plagued dreamliner. michele caruso-cabrera is here on what's new with your money. the airlines have grounded all of their 787s after that dreamliner had to make an emergency landing overnight. what's the sense? how serious a problem is this? >> this is getting very serious, chris, because first of all, we just learned that the national transportation safety board here in the u.s. is going to send over an american representative to look into that investigation as well and the other reason it's serious is because this is part of a series of incidents involving this brand new plane which is supposed to be the big hope for boeing. it's technologically advanced, put together in a way we haven't seen before with airplanes but it's had a number of incidents just in the last couple weeks that have led to planes not being able to take off, this emergency landing as you see. so analysts are starting to get worried. we'll have to take a closer look. all the problems have not been the same each time, but still, the stock is
and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them, and we have a wonderful time, but it doesn't prevent them from going under the floor of the house and, you know, blasting me for being a big spending socialist. >> good morning, everyone. january 15th. it's raining out there. >> it's miserable. >> with us on set is msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. his outfit. >> what's up, mike? >> and former democratic congressman, harold ford junior. >> good morning. >> we'll do that later, alex. also, we have this obesity story, coca-cola making changes. i love that. >> they're putting more sugar in. >> no. do you know what they're doing? any know the story? >> yeah, i do. >> they're getting ready for the lawsuits? >> come on. helping america. coming up with smaller cans, 140 calories. >> are people suing coke? >> i think there will be major lawsuits, much like tobacco, against junk food manufacturers and soda pop makers, but they're going to try and mitigate that. >> see what's on today? one month after 20 6 and 7 year-olds were slaughtered, the daily news,
under way and first lady michelle obama even has a new hairdo, but we know that the buzz tuesday morning will be what did she wear. joining me now an schraeder mullins, author and society columnist, and that necklace has its own twitter handle or zip co code. >> yes, thank you. >> we will talk about that. but the fashion, and this is quite a topic. how would you characterize michelle obama's fashion? >> well, she is incredibly relatable and she will wear j. crew and gap, and then she can pick a michael kors' gown or tom ford gown and we like the first ladies glamorous and then all of the next day wearing a target dress to a family picnic. >> and we saw her in the first for mall outfit of the long week & and any idea of what she will be wearing tomorrow night and any idea about the color or the far rick or the designer? >> i will tell you sit the biggest kept secret in washington right now. last inaugural we didn't know who she would pick until she debuts it at the ball and the same thing this year. last time she chose a relatively smaller designer jason wu. >> put him on the map. >> yes,
. the fact that she is so devoted, ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. whether ♪ whether now ♪ whether fitimes are good or bad ♪ ♪ happy or sad >> last night the president and first lady capped off a day of inaugural celebrations with a dance to jennifer hudson singing "let's stay together." exactly how my night went except substitute the tuxedo for bell bottoms and '70s karaoke night. and i rocked the stage. it's "way too early" for this. good morning, i'm bill karins hosting your hangover edition of "way too early" live from the dubliner in washington, d.c. of course, we're joined by another absolutely amazingly fantastic crowd on this frigid morning here in d.c. and this definitely is our hangover edition. patrick, that's a spicy bloody mary this morning. well, the inaugural balls, that stretches back to tradition going all the way back to the first president, continued last night. star-studded commander in chief ball. president obama and the first lady honor the country's brave men and women of the armed forces. the first lady wore a gow
out? >> yeah, this could be 100,000 jobs over the next three years as well. michelle obama was right in saying this is absolutely historic. and it goes back to the fact that veterans have a higher unemployment rate than the broader nonveteran population. it was 12% previously, got down to 10% in 2012, but that compares with nonveterans who have an unemployment rate of 7.9%. if it comes through, it could mean 100,000 new jobs at walmart and would be historic. they already employ about 100,000 veterans out of a total work force of 1.4 million. back to you, bill. >> a great story. cnbc's steve sedgwick live in london. >>> shoot us an e-mail why you're awake waytooearly@msnbc.com. >>> still ahead, lance armstrong comes clean. big surprise, right? telling oprah how he won his seven tour de france victories. >>> and clarence thomas breaks his silence on the bench after seven long years. it must have been really important. we'll tell you what he had to say. >>> and we'll get a check on weather with the lovely dylan dreyer when "way too early" comes right back. >>> a commercial aircraft, a u
is michelle obama's role going to be in this -- >> they have decisions to make with this. she's so popular. >> and she's a real asset and so likable. >> the fact that she announced ofa, the 501-c4 suggests he could be taking a more direct policy role. she's not doing policy in the way mrs. clinton did, but i suspect ofa could give her a way to think about how to connect the volunteerism traditional model of a first lady job with a more accurate policy role. >> she'll be a motivator in the base, no doubt. >> she's done so much with joining forces with the military families, and also with dr. jill biden, there's the vice president. >> senator lamar alexander from tennessee. >> on the inaugural committee. >> are we noticing the jfks a pekaspect to the joe biden atti today? he's not a subtle man. >> that's what we like best about joe, though. >> does joe biden have an enemy in washington? i mean, joe biden, talk about his popularity and him potentially running, but of all the years spent in washington, is there an anti-joe biden core in washington? i don't know anybody in politic who is is. >>
care. but yes michelle can be the get any sponsors of her bill? >> isn't that interesting? fewer and fewer people, it seems, by the week, by the month, are interested in repealing obama care because as it rolls out, more and more people are actually gaining the benefits. it had overwhelming public support and we polled in the blue dog districts, the more conservative districts. >> that is the bottom line. thanks for joining me tonight. "the rachel maddow" show starts right now. >> thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. on the morning of january 18th, 1989, that was a wednesday morning, this is what america woke up to. >> this is nbc news at sunrise. >> good morning. in stockton, california, officials still have no clue as to why a gunman sprayed an elementary school playground with automatic weapons fire. more from nbc's david burrington. >> all of the dead and most of the wounded youngsters were from southeast asia, children of refugees. >> the five kids who died in that mass shooting were all between the ages of 6 and 9. the gunman was a 26-year-old man who killed
it on the right. but to see this happening on the left is incredibly important. it's the fact that michelle obama, the first lady, was the voice of presenting it? that makes me very excited. it makes me wonder if we're going to see a very engaged first lady in the politics. >> i any you're right. you know what makes me excited, melissa and e.j.? melissa says a man is still very young. thanks for joining us. have a great weekend to boet of you. >> and you, too. >> and catch melissa's show, weekends at 10:00 eastern time, 10:00 a.m. here on msnbc. >>> coming up, republicans new old call of states rights. we'll talk with a lawmaker who's pushing a bill that claims he would make it illegal to enforce federal gun laws. plus, back to school, americans are taking a class on how to talk to women and minorities. well, folks, professor sharpton has a few tips for them. you definitely want to stick around. >>> and the reverend dr. martin luther king as you've never heard him. the great civil rights leader talking about his work, his fears and his sacrifices in the struggle. you're watching "politics nation"
have started in washington, michelle obama is expected to attend a kid's concert. katy perry, and usher, members of the glee class are performing. the president will take the oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands. you if you attend, the temperatures will be in the mid 30s, bundle up. it's expected to be a little breezy as well. meanwhile the problem break through on the debt ceiling. the house gop said they are considering raising the debt limit for three months, a vote is scheduled next week, more details on that in a bit. >>> today, of course is the last full day of president obama's first term and it's the national day of service. day for giving back. earlier today the president and first lady volunteered at a school in the washington, d.c. area, nbc's ron is standing by the national day of service day tent at the mall and you have a special guest there with you as well, good day to you, sir? >> reporter: hey there, craig. my special guest is being mobbed by the crowd behind me. it's the senior adviser to president obama. she will make her way here in a second. as she come
. this is the room in which president obama and first lady michelle obama have not yet appeared to dance. but they are expected momentarily. >>> yesterday around -- right around the time that president obama was being officially but privately sworn in at the white house for his second term, the sunday swearing in, and in keeping with the constitution, has to happen on the 20th, while that was happening, there was a meeting taking place in washington a few blocks away in the ballroom of the washington hilton. it was a meeting called the obama legacy conference. thousands of obama campaign staffers and volunteers gathering on inauguration weekend to essentially map out what comes next. what comes next for this enormous organization that they built over the last few years to win the president's reelection, and which now having done that is looking to keep working on something else. organizing for action is what they officially rolled out at that conference yesterday. it's the new iteration of the president's campaign operation. it is a tax-exempt group. it can accept unlimited donations. it
and gentlemen, i promise you, neither the president or i or jill or michelle or the vast majority of american people will forget that obligation. and we won't forget it to your families, either. i know the many times i was in iraq with the generals, they heard me quote this a lot. but john milton, the english poet once wrote, he said, they also serve who only stand and wait. they also serve who only stand and wait. to your spouses, to your mothers, to your fathers and children, we owe a similar obligation. i watched jill every morning for the year our son, major biden was stationed in iraq, i watched her every morning before she went off to teach, standing over the sink, stirring her coffee and saying the same prayer, those of you who are spouses, there is not a day, an hour, a moment that goes by, as much as you try to put it out of your mind you don't worry. when your husband or wife, your son or your daughter is in harm's way. so we owe you, as well. ladies and gentlemen, you are, and this is not hyperbole, you are the heart and soul of this country, you are america's very spine. you are t
in the white house, but you also are friends with the family. how is michelle obama and the girls? how are they holding up given how tough it is to live in the bubble there? >> i think they are all thriving and i think the president is as energized as i have ever seen him. he learned a lot in the first term and his confidence has grown. how little you know until you are here. with the four-year track record he has the wind at his back. the first lady is in great spirits. i hope everyone has seen the snazzy bags she is wearing and feeling good. she feels good because her children are thriving. the family is doing well and everyone is humbled and honored to know the president will be here representing our country and leading our country for another four years. >> valerie, thank you so much for taking the time to be on the show this morning. enjoy the day. >> thank you, thank you. thanks for everything. it's been a good four years with you all as well. >> thank you. thank you for still talking to me four years later. >> come on. you know i love you, joe. >> you just made
splinter. michele bachmann cannot get a co-sponsor for her bill to repeal, quote, obama care that didn't happen two years ago. you're starting to see some governors and some people in congress, some republicans, the northeastern republicans realize that the tea party is going to ride them out of their own party if
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years young michelle obama is today. i'm not a hairstylist but my wife watches bravo so it's clear she has new bangs in that do as she gets ready to celebrate her husband's second inauguration. we've been reaching out all day to the east wing and west wing to find out what their plans are. we're hearing from the pool with the president. we think he's thanking some of the workers preparing the streets for the inaugural festivities. >> we'll get some details no doubt in the next few hours. nbc's peter alexander. pete, thanks so much. and we'll be right back. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! pull out the paper and...what!!?? an article that says a typical family pays $155,000 in "wall street" fees on their 401(k)s? seriously? seriously. you don't believe it? search it, "401k 155k." then go to e-trade. and roll over your old 401(k
. no guns, no guns, no guns, no guns. >> p.s., i know you're doing your best. >> now, remember, michele malkin, she thinks that's child abuse. some might call it education. some might call it america. here's how the drudge report rewarded the president of the united states for allowing children to share their voices and opinions. a picture of stalin with a small child. and if you had the bad sense to click onto the next page, oh, you were treated to this charming picture of adolf hitler with a little girl. on fox news the far right was just as unhinged. >> i consider it a form of child abuse and political malpractice. >> so conservatives say the president is an un-american tyrannical child abuser. is he really this bad? they must have a plan to stop him. >> after listening to the 23 executive actions the president announced today my next guest has decided to stand up to king obama and in a hannity exclusive senator rand paul is unveiling new legislation to stop obama's assault on your second amendment rights. >> in this bill we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of leg
out on the town with friends to celebrate michelle obama's 49th birthday. they had dinner in georgetown. >>> and things are looking up with the housing market including the most famous house in america, the white house zillow now saying it's worth about $295 million, that's up 7% since the beginning of the president's first term. >>> the final preps are underway for the second inauguration of president barack obama with a private ceremony swearing in for sunday. then on monday in washington, the parties with the second swearing in at the capitol, the parades, the balls. joining me now, a former national press secretary for the obama 2012 campaign. ben, good to see you. i know you've been a busy man trying to get this together. so the festivities as we explained to everybody, they actually start tomorrow. explain what starts ahead of the big parade on monday? >> sure. well, one of the differences between this inaugural and some past inaugurals is the national day of service which will take place in all 50 states beginning tomorrow. we've had staff in all 50 states organizin
pessimistic view about whether they can get the economy moving again. >>> first lady michelle obama celebrating her 49th birthday with dinner out shows off a new haircut. bangs. >>> with us this hour stephanie cutter, chair of the presidential inaugural committee, board of directors, and our lookback at inaugurations past with no apologies for either the 1980s hair or the fashions. >>> oh, boy. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. president obama heads into his second term with a strong approval rating nationally, but grave doubts about his ability to kick the economy into high gear. joining us for our daily fix, chris alissa, managing editor of post politics.com, and as we're coming on the air chris, first of all, breaking news that house republicans are going to take up next week a short-term debt ceiling extension. is it too short? does this get us past the hump? >> well, you know, look, this is an attempt by republicans to acknowledge that in a way president obama has won on the i won't negotiate. >> it's not ending the problem, but it is an acknowledgment by house re
states and first lady michelle obama. >> surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle ground with republicans and republicans saying, no, no. no, no, never. no, no. no matter what he offered. that is why we had a first term in which this president kept offering the republicans, that he would go along with their republican ideas and mysteriously, they would even say no to their own ideas. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans, who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-spons
. >>> meanwhile, first lady michelle obama announced a new campaign organization. an extension of the group of volunteers and supporters who worked to re-elect president obama. >> so if we want to finish what we started and truly make that change we believe in, we can't stop now, and that's why today i'm proud that our friends and supporters are launching organizing for action. >> several members of president obama political team will be a part of organizing for action, including plouffe and messina. >>> and big changes involving small change at an atm near you, and the puzzling story at notre dame. manti te'o finally answers questions about his fake online romance right here on "weekends with alex witt." meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try f
go, michelle obama, an icon, a model when it comes to exercise for a lot of women. how has her work served your cause? >> you know, i think her work has served our cause because she's just shedding light on the issue especially childhood obesity and a lot of our moms think i have to be a good example for my kids and we're doing something that the whole family is doing and we're taking on a healthier lifestyle. >> your website says you brew your own beer, hicks light. >> from one new home brew tore another, how does that job with fitness, ashley? >> you know what? i preach a lifestyle of moderation. i'm not rung a full marathon. occasionally, i can indulge. >> all right. ashley hick, black girls run. fantastic. thank you so much for all that you're doing, as well. >> thank you. >>> former congressman, patrick kennedy waging a war on the legalization of marijuana. kind of ironic, don't you think? why he's taking up the issue. we'll talk about that next. >>> also the organization that got president obama reelected has started a new mission. i'll talk to the man heading that mission and
and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. [ cheering ] >> and now, please welcome grammy and academy award winner, jennifer hudson. ♪ ♪ let's stay together, i'm loving you, whether whether, now, whether now, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad ♪
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